by June Barsky

The Wives Take the Heat

Ethel Rosenberg and Anne Pollard

There are parallels between the recent Pollard spy case and the Rosenberg espionage case of the 1950’s that should not be overlooked. Guilt or innocence aside, the fact remains that both cases involved young Jewish couples acting from ideological motivation. And, in both cases, it seems evident that the United States government used the female partners, Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg and Anne Louise Henderson, as pawns to wring further confessions from their husbands.

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